The mission of the New Mexico State University Honors College is to serve the citizens and state of New Mexico by providing an enriching environment for diverse, academically talented, and motivated students. The Honors College also seeks to create a community of scholars and mentors that fosters personal growth, critical thinking, leadership, independence, curiosity, and social responsibility.  The college aspires to cultivate student potential to broadly understand and positively impact communities, organizations, and the larger world.  The Honors College aims to focus campus attention on excellence in undergraduate education while strengthening the university’s reputation as the university of choice in New Mexico.


  • We value the opportunity for each student to achieve their full potential through financial and logistical support, mentoring, and challenging learning environments through the Honors College.
  • We value diversity in all its aspects – backgrounds, perspective, lived experiences, interests, and goals.
  • We value the opportunity to provide students with an interdisciplinary, intellectually challenging curriculum that integrates active and service-based learning;
  • We value the university-wide undergraduate research opportunities, that link students with faculty mentors;
  • We strive to encourage, mentor, and guide students seeking postgraduate scholarships and fellowships;
  • We endeavor to offer students opportunities for developing leadership skills.